([January] 2006)

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Volume:
17
Price:
49.99 USD; 69.99 CAD
Pages:
204
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
2005-11-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics
ISBN:
1-4012-0417-1 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
761941224718 01711
Editing:
Dale Crain
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Hardcover with Dustjacket
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Some data supplied by Scott Nichols. Credits from Cat Yronwode's and Dave Schreiner's articles in the Kitchen Sink Spirit magazines and comics.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Spirit; Ellen Dolan; Commissioner Dolan
Reprints:

Introduction (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Andelman
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Keywords:
criticism

Cromlech Was a Nature Boy! (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Andre Leblanc
Inks:
Andre Leblanc
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony; Cromlech (introduction); Deadbeat McCoy; Moolah
Synopsis:
Two criminals get out of jail and search for the loot they buried long ago. Ebony and Cromlech walk in the woods and have an altercation with said crooks. The Spirit does not appear.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

based on the Nat King Cole recording of Eden Ahbez's song. In this volume, the title is given as "Cromlech Was a Boy" in the text added to the top of the story's first page. The title in the book's Table of Contents reads "Cromlech Was a Nature Boy."

The Springtime of Dolan (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ward Healy; Klink; Dolan; Spirit; Widder Walker; Stuffer Balot; Ellen; Ebony
Synopsis:
Dolan falls in love with Widder Walker and determines to marry her and retire from the police force.
Reprints:

Barkarolle (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Roger the Dog; Ebony; Sven Galli; Dolan; Spirit; Mr. Bowser
Synopsis:
"from the Tales of Arfman by Jaques Arfenbark". Sven Galli trains his dogs to steal purses. Ebony is given the task of apprehending him but discovers his own dog, Roget, is involved.
Reprints:

The Thing (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ambrose Bierce; Will Eisner (adaptation)
Pencils:
Will Eisner (1,7); Jerry Grandenetti (2-6)
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Ebony
Synopsis:
The Spirit reads "The Thing" by Ambrose Bierce to Ebony. Pretty much a straight adaptation.
Reprints:

The Eisner Travel Agency (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Octopus; Mr Carrion; City of Caramba; Ebony; Gass Tocsen
Synopsis:
The Crooks are having a convention in Caramba
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

sequel to 11/10/46 and 11/17/46 Spirit stories. In this volume, the title reads "The Eisner Tavel [sic] Agency" in the text added to the top of the story's first page (correct in the Table of Contents).

A Day at the Beach (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
P.S.; Ebony; Spirit; Dolan; Ellen
Synopsis:
Somebody has a dream that Dolan is King Neptune and tries to feed P.S. to the fish, but was it P.S., the Spirit or Dolan?
Reprints:

Junior President Election (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner; Jules Feiffer ?
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Andre Leblanc
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
P.S.; Ebony; Beanie; Skinny; Scratchie Parlay
Synopsis:
P.S. runs for Junior President of the U.S. against Scratchie Parlay, whose father is a gambler. Bets are placed and kidnappings are de rigeur.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

P. S.'s last name given as Smith.

The Fall of the House of Usher (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Edgar Allan Poe; Will Eisner (adaptation)
Pencils:
Will Eisner (page 1); Jerry Grandenetti (pages 2-7)
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Ebony
Synopsis:
The Spirit reads "the Fall of the House of Usher" to Ebony.
Reprints:

The Prisoner of Donjon (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Dolan; Klink; Docket; Snarl; Simon Smudge; Redtape
Synopsis:
When the old prison is knocked down a prisoner is found in the basement who swears he's been there since 1911. Trouble is,the records don't go back that far.
Reprints:

The Story of Gerhard Shnobble (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Andre LeBlanc
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Gerhard Shnobble (introduction); Spirit; Dolan; Klink
Synopsis:
Gerhard, a mere nobody, discovers he can fly. But still nobody notices him. Not even the Spirit.
Reprints:

Cache McStash (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Andre LeBlanc (assist, backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony; Genius K. Brown; Crabnich; Dolan; Spirit
Synopsis:
Smuggler McStash has hidden his loot, and only someone smart enough to break his code can find it. Enter Ebony's school chum, Genius K. Brown
Reprints:

Lorelei Rox (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Dolan; Lorelei Rox; Blacky Marquett; Boss Wheeler
Synopsis:
Like the sirens of old, Lorelei lures truckers to their doom.
Reprints:

Ace McCase (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Spirit; Lizzie Pinch
Synopsis:
Ace McCase stashed the loot in his house, but Ace is dead, no one knows where the loot is and the house is for rent.
Reprints:

Tooty Compote (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Tooty Compote (introduction); Claws [Slip]; The Mangles Mob
Synopsis:
Tooty Compote can make people Drop Dead, just by telling them to.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

parody of Truman Capote

Gold (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Sam Chapparell; Omar Trent; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis:
The Spirit visits the town of Boot Camp from Sam Chapparell and his gang have been terrorizing the west for the last 80 years.
Reprints:

Nazel B Twitch (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Nazel B. Twitch; Florence (a car); Axel Gearshift; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis:
Nazel Twitch loves his 1929 Flash. So when his wife sells it and it ends up in the hands of crooks, he gets a little peeved.
Reprints:

Pancho De Bool (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Pedro; Pancho de Bool; Pepin de la Mancha; Spirit; Dolan; Nicky Smith; Garcia
Synopsis:
Pancho is a talking bull. Pedro is a butcher. Pepin is a bull fighter. But he's in Central City, dead. And the Spirit's in Mexico, instead.
Reprints:

The Halloween Spirit of 1948: Ellen Meets Hazel (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Hazel P MacBeth; Octopus; Ellen; Spirit; Dolan
Synopsis:
Hazel gets fired from the school Halloween pageant because she won't use a wire, and then hooks up with the Octopus. But he double crosses her and then she double crosses him, and then...
Reprints:
Keywords:
Halloween

Indexer Notes

In this volume's Table of Contents, Halloween is spelled "Hallowe'en" for the story's title.

Plaster of Paris (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Plaster of Paris (introduction); Spirit; Inspectre Gillotine; Don Macabre
Reprints:

The Chapparell Lode (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Quirte; Dolan; Ellen
Synopsis:
The Spirit; Dolan and Ellen try to secure the deed to Boot Camp to use it as a sanitarium. But Quirte and his men are after it for the gold.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

sequel to 10/10/48 Spirit story

Quirte (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ebony; Klink; Spirit; Ellen; Dolan; Quirte; Little Fox Hermit
Synopsis:
Quirte spends Thanksgiving in the hills, with only his bag of gold dust for company. And the ghosts...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

continued from last week

The Amulet of Osiris (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Inks:
Will Eisner; Jerry Grandenetti (backgrounds)
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Klink; Ebony; Farnum Prexy; Fleeble; Spirit
Synopsis:
Prexy takes advantage of the Spirit being out of town to trick Klink into helping him steal the Amulet of Osiris.
Reprints:

The Coin (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Octopus; Dolan; Emil
Synopsis:
Parody of "Give Away" radio shows.
Reprints:

Two Lives (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Carboy T. Gretch; Cranfranz Gwayle; Dolan; Klink; Spirit
Synopsis:
Carboy T. Gretch and Cranfranz Gwalye look exactly alike. Both are miserable where they are, so they trade lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

parallel stories told

The Christmas Spirit of 1948: Basher Bains (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Will Eisner
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dolan; Ellen; Spirit; Basher Bains; Santa Claus; Teench; Franky
Synopsis:
Basher Bains wants to get out of jail for Christmas, so Santa helps him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

This volume mistakenly lists "Brains" instead of Bains for the story's title, in both the text added to the top of the splash page and the book's Table of Contents.

Will Eisner's Almanack of the Year (Table of Contents)

The Spirit / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jules Feiffer
Pencils:
Will Eisner
Inks:
Will Eisner
Colors:
Jamison
Letters:
Abe Kanegson

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Spirit; Ebony
Synopsis:
A month by month recap of the Spirit's adventures of the past year, including reprints of most of the splash pages.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This volume presents the story's title as "Will Eisner's Almanack of the Year," in both the text added to the top of the splash page and the book's Table of Contents. The story is also known as "Almanack of the Year 1948."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spirit
  2. 1. Introduction
    The Spirit
  3. 2. Cromlech Was a Nature Boy!
    The Spirit
  4. 3. The Springtime of Dolan
    The Spirit
  5. 4. Barkarolle
    The Spirit
  6. 5. The Thing
    The Spirit
  7. 6. The Eisner Travel Agency
    The Spirit
  8. 7. A Day at the Beach
    The Spirit
  9. 8. Junior President Election
    The Spirit
  10. 9. The Fall of the House of Usher
    The Spirit
  11. 10. The Prisoner of Donjon
    The Spirit
  12. 11. The Story of Gerhard Shnobble
    The Spirit
  13. 12. Cache McStash
    The Spirit
  14. 13. Lorelei Rox
    The Spirit
  15. 14. Ace McCase
    The Spirit
  16. 15. Tooty Compote
    The Spirit
  17. 16. Gold
    The Spirit
  18. 17. Nazel B Twitch
    The Spirit
  19. 18. Pancho De Bool
    The Spirit
  20. 19. The Halloween Spirit of 1948: Ellen Meets Hazel
    The Spirit
  21. 20. Plaster of Paris
    The Spirit
  22. 21. The Chapparell Lode
    The Spirit
  23. 22. Quirte
    The Spirit
  24. 23. The Amulet of Osiris
    The Spirit
  25. 24. The Coin
    The Spirit
  26. 25. Two Lives
    The Spirit
  27. 26. The Christmas Spirit of 1948: Basher Bains
    The Spirit
  28. 27. Will Eisner's Almanack of the Year
    The Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Katie
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Bob Hughes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Hughes